Gents Shutout Visiting Wiley 10-0
Monday, March 14, 2005


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SHREVEPORT – The Centenary baseball team used a combined five pitchers to shutout visiting Wiley, a NAIA institution.  The Gents out hit the Wildcats 12-1 and struck out eight for their seventh win of the season.

 

David McElroy (3-0) picked up the win after starting the two inning pitching rotation.  Freshman Matt Clark pitched a pair, followed by one inning of work each by David Kees, Chad Harper, and A.J. Howes.  The game lasted only six and a half innings because of a pre-agreed 10 run rule.

 

Centenary (7-9) put the game-winning run on the board in the bottom of the first after Justin Darr singled in centerfielder Tim Ryan, who had just stolen second after notching a hit of his own.

 

The Gents’ big inning came in the third as they batted around the order, scoring six runs.  David Kiefer led things off with a single to left center and advanced to second after Darr reached on an error by the shortstop.  Kiefer subsequently stole third and, after a walk by Jonathan Colgin, scored on a sacrifice fly by Jonathan Ahearn. 

 

After a passed ball put runners of second and third, J.C. Biagi’s double down the right field line scored another run for the Gents.  Drawing a walk, Howes loaded the bases for Jared Vincent, who knocked in Colgin for another run.

 

Second baseman Alex Valdivia then delivered a single to left field to score Howes, and was then driven home by Ryan’s hit to left center.  Ryan then stole second before Kiefer ended the inning on a grounder to the pitcher.

 

The Gents rotation didn’t allow a hit until the top of the seventh when Howes, normally the first baseman, took the mound.  Harper struck out the side an inning earlier and Kees fanned two in his season debut.

 

Centenary remains home this weekend as the face Connecticut for a three game homestand at Shehee Stadium.  A double-header is set for Saturday starting at 12 p.m. with the second game starting 30 minutes after the finish of the first.  The Sunday match-up with the Huskies will be at 11 a.m.